• May 13, 2010
Regardless of what you might think of the spectacle of a slew of not-so-stock cars turning left and then left again around a large oval track, NASCAR enjoys a huge amount of popularity here in the good ol' United States of America. As such, it comes as little surprise that the racing organization has no trouble at all finding willing and able licensing agreements all over the country.

Two of them, though, recently caught the attention of The Detroit Free Press, and they are just a wee bit off the beaten path for what's supposed to be a high-level racing effort. But whatever... we all want to see clean cars and camping could very well be the ultimate American pastime.

That's right, NASCAR's latest marketing foray will put its logos and probably the likenesses of its biggest stars on camp grounds and car washes. Thirteen such RV Resorts are opening this month, and the organization has plans to launch 40 car wash locations within the next five years. Look for one near you soon... or avoid them like the plague. Whatever works.

[Source: Detroit Free Press | Image: the prodigal untitled13 – CC 2.0]


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      • 4 Years Ago

      But what car wash would you rather go to ?
      Machungwa63
      • 4 Years Ago
      Okay, I'm from England (live in Virginia now) and this is what I have to say: the main reason motor racing is unpopular in America is because people stereotype it as being something that only drunk rednecks go and watch because their definition of motor racing is based mostly on NASCAR. I love NASCAR and I have had liver disease from birth so I can't drink and I had a 4.7 GPA in high school and a 3.67 GPA currently in college, so I doubt I'm in the bottom 50% of intelligence level. Motor racing is one of the world's most popular forms of entertainment yet the average American refuses to sit down and watch a Formula 1 race or a NASCAR race because he/she tends to believe that since he/she is not a drunk redneck, he/she will not enjoy it. They don't even give it a chance, whereas in fact if they did they might realize how truly exciting motor racing is. And another thing...stop saying NASCAR drivers only turn left. They turn right on the straights to keep the car pointing straight, right out of their pit boxes, right when they have to overtake someone, or right if their car has too much oversteer.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Moving from NYC to NC a few years ago was a huge change...I am so sick of NASCAR its everywhere. We didn't even know what is was up north, but down here its freakin king. I still have not gone to a race and I live 20 min from the track, probably never will.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Apparently you never got 'upstate' NY or the 'Northlands'. It used to be huge about 15 years ago. Not so much now though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe NASCAR should license a people wash chain for some of their fans....
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is next, NASCAR condoms.?
        • 4 Years Ago
        hehe
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Gruv

        You seriously are worse than SimpleCar. He, at least, can hold an intelligent conversation. You on the other hand, are the epitomy of a selective Internet troll. You're only a troll when the subject at hand involves something you really hate for all the wrong reasons.
        • 4 Years Ago
        We can only hope...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Hopefully they make the users sterile. The average intelligence of the human race would quadruple.
        • 4 Years Ago
        rubbin' is racin'
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should be "Hey Ya'll, Warsh This!"
        • 4 Years Ago
        you forgot the "ah hyuck hyuck"
      • 4 Years Ago
      TMI buddy TMI unless you have a pair of Double D's, way too much TMI.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, NASCAR becomes a self-parody. Oh well, if they can't make money by putting fans in the stands, they can make it in other ways.
      rick
      • 4 Years Ago
      Need to change the header of the story to something more Northern since NASCAR has become so much like Northern puss Indy style racing. Full of cry babies and mama's boys.
      Stagger Lee
      • 4 Years Ago
      hey yall! I'm from Alabama and youall would really be ticking me off if uns weren't so dang funny!! And mayonnaise a bunch of yuns. Don"t bother replying to me, just look up Redneck in you're dictionary and my picture will probably be there. Adios Amegos!!
      djintn
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't understand some of you people. If you don't like NASCAR don't watch it. I have attended just about every kind of major professional sport you can think of NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, IRL, NHRA and NASCAR. The one thing they all have in common is that they are in business to make money. NASCAR has done an exceptional job in that area.
      I don't disagree that there are some, let's just say interesting people at the track, but thats half the fun of going to a race.
      If you think that NASCAR has a monoply on rednecks then you have never attended a Red Wings or Celtics or Eagles or Steelers or Yankees game etc... and you didn't make it to the Indy 500, the Spring Nationals or Kentucky Derby either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh look, another excuse for trolls to bash NASCAR.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Didn't know rednecks have Internet
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why not? The confederate flag waving in the foreground makes it oh so tempting.
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